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A listing of news items pertaining to Directory:Batteries.

This listing was commenced Dec. 15, 2009


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Latest: Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production / Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:KB Consulting, with Constantine Balakirian > Konstantin Balakiryan: Proton-3ND Energy Storage Technology Could Revolutionize Battery Industry - The capacity of the Proton-3ND (Proton -3 Nano Diffusion) battery is projected to be 44 times the capacity of lithium batteries. Electric vehicles with these batteries would have more power and much more mileage at no extra charge. (PESN January 4, 2016)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries / Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Suppression > Directory:U.S. Government Deepthroat Technologies > “We had endless battery technology 50 years ago” – U.S. Govt. anonymous - A former U.S. Government worker describes his effort to bring to public awareness (by highlighting things presently in the public domain) energy and anti-gravity technologies that the government had operational 50 years ago but has kept from the public. (PESN February 2, 2016)


Free Energy Blog:2015:06:10 (Free Energy Blog June 10, 2015)

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Latest: News > This Week in Free Energy™ > This Week in Free Energy™ -- February 5, 2015 - LENR-to-Market Digest x2 HH2 "Cool Plasma" • Exotic Utility Power • EVIVA QMoGen • Spisak QMoGen claim: 2.5x OU • Channada's All-Magnet Motor: 50 Sold? • Keshe Plasma Generator • GraviGen • Magnetic Spin Generator: Not • Mg-H20-Cu Battery • Aaron Willis • Agenda 21 (FreeEnergyNews)


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Latest / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] / Directory:Batteries > OS:Stephen Dickens Magnesium-Water-Copper Battery - Stephen Dickens' H2O Battery/Generator using Mg and Cu Electrodes with Foam Insulator is a lot bigger than an AA, but is cheap and easy to build. Though probably not unique, it is noteworthy given its simplicity. A kindergartener could build this and afford to buy the parts needed. (PESWiki December 24, 2014)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Graphene > Graphene 3D Lab unveils first 3D-printed graphene battery - Graphene can be easily mixed with thermoplastics commonly used in FDM 3D printer. The company is working on designing a mixture of plastics and graphene that can be turned into nanocomposite material filament. The graphene-enhanced materials can be used within any standard FDM 3D printers to fabricate a functioning battery... (PESN October 25, 2014)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Hemp Supercapacitors - A group of researchers headed by Professor David Mitlin has taken a second look at hemp after a decades-long ban on its cultivation. According to them, fibres from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, which is considered as the model material for supercapacitors, but much cheaper. (PESWiki August 21, 2014)
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Latest: Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:Batteries / Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drive - The promotional material makes this seem like a car that runs on salt water, now approved for use on public roads in Germany and Europe and priming for series production. Amazing promo video. However, it's basically an advanced battery and fuel cell technology. (PESWiki July 30, 2014)
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Free Energy Blog:2014:07:17 - Thomas is the guy who flew me down to Porto Alegre, Brazil two months ago to speak about Open Source Free Energy-- Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature at the 15th International Conference on Free Software that he helped found and continues to coordinate. (Free Energy Blog July 17, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:05:22 - The Dual Carbon Battery developed by Power Japan Plus is balancing the energy storage equation of performance, cost, reliability and safety. (Free Energy Blog May 22, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:05:07 - Traditionally, each component of a battery performs a single function. In the new design, the electrolyte component has two functions... (Free Energy Blog May 7, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:03:21 - Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. (Free Energy Blog March 21, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:02:25 - Simply put, you make a small copper container, insert a rod of magnesium and fill the space between the magnesium and copper with a solution of Borax, which forms a crystalline matrix. Connect the magnesium and copper to a simple joule thief circuit, and as long as the crystal solution is hydrated, it produces a small amount of electricity. (Free Energy Blog February 25, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:02:19 - The Earthship lets us begin with a very small system by comparison... If you charge and discharge a battery at the same time you destroy it. This circuit separates the battery while loaded. (Free Energy Blog February 19, 2014)


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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Sulphur Batteries > New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid - Stanford researchers have demonstrated a partially liquid battery made of inexpensive lithium and sulfur. Allegedly, it will be easy to make and will last for thousands of charging cycles. The material and manufacturing costs of the battery might be low enough to meet the goal of $100 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, which will make the it economically attractive to utilities. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 29, 2013)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > University of Illinois New Microbatteries the Most Powerful Yet - This new technology delivers both power (high charge/discharge current) and energy (delivery over a longer period of time) capabilities in a compact package. The batteries owe their high performance to their internal three-dimensional microstructure. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 24, 2013)
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Latest: Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > NEW: Directory:Phinergy Metal-Air-Water Battery > Phinergy's metal-air battery yields 1000-mile EV range - A Israeli company called Phinergy has come up with a metal-air-water battery technology that could enable a vehicle to travel 1000 miles on one charge, with a couple of stops to refill the system with water. There may even be some HHO magic mixed in there. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 4, 2013)
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic / Directory:Batteries > Directory:David Bowling's Continuous Charging Device > Bowling Effect: Two good and one bad battery power a motor while recharging - Back in 2008, David Bowling presented a design he had accomplished but had a hard time repeating. Since then a few others have allegedly replicated the effect. (PESN January 13, 2013)


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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Battery Reconditioning and Recycling / Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Bedini SG > Directory:Bedini SG:Plans > Bedini SG - Peter Lindemann and Aaron Murakami's latest ebook features John Bedini's famous "School Girl Motor", named for its simplicity. However, this is not the first such compilation. Nor is it a clear demonstration of "free energy", though it does illustrate some very interesting principles. (PESN November 27, 2011)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Solid State Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > Solid-State Chip and Water Flashlight Demonstrated - On November 11, 2012, at the Global Breakthrough Energy Movement conference in Holland, Mark Dansie of Infinergy demonstrated a chip that harvests electrons from the ambient. He also demonstrated a battery technology that enables a flashlight to last 200 hours. (PESN November 13, 2012)
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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:BetaVoltaics > Commercially-available NanoTritium battery can power microelectronics for 20+ years - City Labs has announced the commercial launch of its NanoTritium betavoltaic power source, a thumb-sized battery that draws on the energy released from its radioactive element to provide continuous nanoWatt power for over 20 years. (News:GizMag August 15, 2012)
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Directory:Piezoelectric / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Self-Charging Battery Transforms Vibrations Directly Into Chemical Energy - A research team and the Georgia Institute of Technology has invented a lithium ion battery that charges itself by using the environment vibrations. Unlike other similar devices, this one is highly efficient, because it converts mechanical energy in chemical energy directly, without using electricity as a middleman. A piezoelectric membrane is at the Lithium Cobalt [...] (Green Optimistic August 23, 2012)

Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:EEStor > EEStor announces energy density milestone - EEStor Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed production of an electrical energy storage unit (EESU) dielectric layer that will potentially allow its technology to achieve an energy density which would be competitive against all other electrical energy storage technologies. (PRNewswire July 21, 2012)

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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > Thomas Edison's nickel-iron battery gets 21st-century makeover, could power electric cars - The nickel-iron battery, originally conceived by Edison over a century ago, is back and better than ever thanks to scientists at Stanford. The upgraded battery can be recharged in around two and half minutes, as opposed to several hours at present, and discharges in under 30 seconds, which could make it a boon for the renewable-energy industry and also help power cars as Edison originally envisaged. (NY Daily News June 28, 2012)
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Directory:Newsletters > Directory:Future Energy eNews > Future Energy eNews: May 2012 - Directory:Thomas Valone's headlines this month include: 1) Anti-Matter Propulsion Engine Redesigned 2) Tinted Windows Produce Electricity 3) Lithium Air Battery Moves Forward 4) Metal Oxides for Gree Energy Tech 5) ZENN and EEStor Team Up

Directory:Batteries > Directory:BioElectricity > Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production > Nature's billion-year-old battery - New research at Concordia University is bringing us one step closer to clean energy. It is possible to extend the length of time a battery-like enzyme can store energy from seconds to hours. (PhysOrg April 18, 2012)

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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries > Directory:Liquid Metal Battery Corporation - Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, founded by an MIT professor and his students, is commercializing a battery technology for grid-scale energy storage. Their battery uses magnesium in the top layer and Antimony in the bottom layer, divided by a liquid salt layer. (PESWiki April 17, 2012)
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Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Solid State Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > FYI: Next-Generation EEFG (no link) - I received the following input about the EEFG: "They have the next generation now and it knocks the socks off the first ones with much greater power generation. This will be the power source for the next 100+ years. I'm really excited." (Template: 4 March 24, 2012)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium > Directory:Lithium > Air battery to let electric cars outlast gas guzzlers - IBM claims to have solved a fundamental problem via their lithium-air cell technology that may lead to the creation of a battery with an 800-kilometre (500-mile) range - letting EVs potentially compete with most petrol engines for the first time. (NewScientist January 6, 2012)


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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator (E-Cat) > The History of MIT's Blatant Suppression of Cold Fusion - A stunning report written by the late Eugene Mallove details the efforts of professors, researchers, and even the former President of MIT to squash cold fusion at all costs. If you have any doubt that Pons and Fleischmann had enemies desperately trying to discredit them, this article will erase it! (PESN and BeforeItsNews December 27, 2011)
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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biomass > Directory:Biomass Research and Development > Sony demos paper-fueled battery - Sony recently showed off a new bio-cell battery that breaks down paper in order to create power. The process starts with an enzyme suspended in water. When paper is dropped in, the enzyme starts to break it down and produce glucose that can then be harvested and used to power a battery. (News:GizMag December 21, 2011)
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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Battery Reconditioning and Recycling > Battery Secrets by Peter Lindemann - "Learn the real science behind keeping a battery in good shape for a theoretically unlimited number of charge cycles. The battery industry has kept this secret from you, and no battery charging or rejuvenation expert will tell you this! Learn why virtually all battery chargers on the market are actually KILL your batteries! (EMediaPress November, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Solid State Batteries > Prieto Battery Offers 1000x Power Density - Amy Prieto of Colorado State University is developing a new battery technology that utilizes copper antimonide nanowires, and an ultra thin polymer electrolyte. Once fully developed, the battery is expected to offer a huge increase in power density, a reduction in the time it takes to charge, and almost unlimited recharge cycles. (PESN and BeforeItsNews August 24, 2011)
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Directory:Earth Batteries / Current events > Events:Archive:2011 > Events:Bedini Conferences > Events:2011:July:Renaissance Workshop (Bedini) Conference > Bedini - John Bedini demonstrated, step-by-step, how even novices can make an ion-transferring crystal power cell that lights up L.E.D.s (light-emitting diodes) bright enough to read by. The cell has been described as an electrical power source that just won't quit. All you need to do to keep it working is to occasionally top it up with water. (News:Changing Power August 23, 2011)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Electret > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > An Energetic Future with the Endless Electric Field Generator - An Endless Electric Field Generator is a breakthrough solid state device that provides a safe, cost effective, and seemingly never ending source of electricity. By consuming no fuel and collecting energy from an undisclosed source, this technology has the potential to change the energy landscape. (PESN and BeforeItsNews July 26, 2011)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Solid State Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > Breakthrough Solid State Generator - We have finally been given permission to discuss this technology that we consider to be at the very top of our list of emerging clean energy technologies. Solid state, low (for now), continuous power, commercial in maybe 24 months, cheap, high power density, no radioactivity, no existing physics laws broken. (PESN and BeforeItsNews July 23, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Water-Powered Batteries > Directory:CENIMA's Paper Battery that Charges with Water from Humidity - CENIMAT researchers in Portugal have developed a paper battery technology that store or even harvests energy from water. The charging process is automatically initiated at the sites with more than 40% moisture in the atmosphere. This innovation can be used for the production of power for electronics. (PESWiki and BeforeItsNews July 19, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > New battery design could give electric vehicles a jolt - A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid. The technology could even make “refueling” such batteries as quick and easy as pumping gas into a conventional car. (MIT June 6, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors / Directory:Batteries / Directory:Tesla Motors, Inc. > Tesla CEO: Super-capacitors Trump Electric Car Batteries - Unlike batteries, supercapacitors do not lose the ability to store charge with age. Supercapacitors also have a much higher power density than batteries, and they can provide power far more quickly than existing battery technology. And they can supply up to 95% of the energy used to charge it on discharging. (AllCarsElectric March 24, 2011)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > New battery technology may allow for complete recharging within minutes - New batteries being developed at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are said to offer all the advantages of capacitors and batteries, in one unit. They have the rapid charge/discharge capability of capacitors, while also having the ability to store large amounts of energy, like batteries. (News:GizMag March 21, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Electric Vehicles > New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity - The Chevy Volt is set to become even more appealing as GE announced it is working on a new generation of batteries with double the energy-storage capacity. GM’s licensed battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy lab) use mixed-metal oxides that not only increase storage capacity, but improve the safety and durability of car batteries. (Inhabitat January 17, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds - New York-based company Ioxus has developed a new type of lithium ion ultracapacitor that can potentially deliver large amounts of energy in a small amount of time. This makes them ideal for items that require large amounts of power for acceleration, energy capture, or ‘high power application’ – such as power tools. (Inhabitat January 13, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Thermal Electric > Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Karpen's Pile -- A Battery That Has Produced Energy Continuously Since 1950s - A battery designed in 1908 by Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen, patented in 1922, and called "the uniform-temperature thermoelectric pile," has allegedly been producing energy continuously in a Romanian museum since the 1950s. (PESWiki January 4, 2011)


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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > IBM Projects Holographic Phones, Air-Driven Batteries - A survey of 3,000 IBM scientists predicts that by 2015 we will be using mobile phones that will project a 3D holographic image of callers. They have also predicted that batteries would move beyond lithium-ion construction to more energy-dense materials, greatly increasing their power capacity and allowing them to recharge by ‘breathing’ the air around them. (EWeekEurope December 24, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery - Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in creating the world’s smallest battery that consists of a single nanowire (as the battery’s anode) which is one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair. The hope is that this will help scientists discover what occurs inside lithium-ion storage devices and how they charge and discharge. (Inhabitat December 13, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries / Directory:BioElectricity > Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production > Tobacco Mosaic Virus Could Boost Li Batteries - The tobacco mosaic virus is a destructive beast infecting over a hundred different species of plants, including tomatoes. But it may have a weird eco benefit: Incorporated into lithium batteries, it can increase storage capacity ten times. (Slashdot December 10, 2010)

Directory:Batteries / Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > US government investing billions in battery technology for electric vehicles - The Obama administration has invested $2.4 billion in the advanced battery industry, in an attempt to make the United States the world's foremost supplier of batteries for electric cars. (Directory: Mike Adams and Natural News November 08, 2010)

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > World's Most Powerful Industrial Lithium-Ion Battery - Corvus Energy is transforming the marine, transportation and energy industries with its release of an advanced lithium-ion battery technology that is able to store and distribute energy in megawatt sizes and has the capacity to output sustained power comparable to diesel engines in hybrid and full-electric vessels and vehicles. (Energy Daily Nov. 3, 2010)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion / Directory:Batteries > ARL announces a one-kilowatt cold fusion system - Chilean inventor, Nelson Camus, of Atomic Remediation Labs (ARL) in California allegedly ran his house for three years back in the late 1990s on a solar generator supplemented by cold fusion technology involving lead acid batteries. Now he's apparently willing to release such a unit for sale under beta testing terms. (PESN November 2, 2010)

Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Batteries smaller than a grain of salt - Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of this technology and trying to create some of the tiniest batteries on Earth, the largest of which would be no bigger than a grain of sand. These tiny energy storage devices could one day be used to power the electronics and mechanical components of tiny micro- to nano-scale devices. (Physorg October 19, 2010)

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x - A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since silicon has the highest theoretical capacity for storing lithium of any material, the discovery could lead to super-long lasting batteries. (Inhabitat Oct. 20, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Paper-Thin Batteries Provide Bendable Power - New carbon nanotube-based technology could literally allow companies to paint layers of electricity-holding lithium-ion on standard pieces of paper. The new batteries, which are just 300 ?m thick, are thinner and more flexible, and they exhibit higher energy density and other electrical advantages, compared with other types of thin batteries. (Chemical & Engineering News Sept. 20, 2010)
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Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Virus-Built Wearable Batteries Could Power Military - Two different viruses have been used to create the cathode and anode for a lithium-ion battery. If research pans out, the parts could be grown in and harvested from tobacco plants and then woven into or sprayed onto clothing to power a wide range of electronic devices. (Discovery News Aug 24, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries > Bradwell's cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy - A battery designed by MIT grad student, David Bradwell, has active components that are liquid, which enables it to handle high currents without fracturing, and could eventually cost less than $100 per kilowatt-hour. Bradwell's battery is based on an electrolyte that can dissolve a compound consisting of two metals, such as magnesium and antimony ... (MIT Technology Review Aug., 2010)
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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Solid State Batteries > For Electric Cars, Startups Propose Solid-State Batteries - Solid-state (non-liquid/gel) batteries take up less space and pack more power. But are they real? A look at the companies Preito Battery and Planar Energy where the anode, cathode and separator/electrolyte are crystalline, inorganic solids that get sprayed onto a substrate. (GreenTech Media Aug. 12, 2010)
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Directory:Wireless Transmission of Electricity > Bye-Bye Batteries: Radio Waves as a Low-Power Source - Powercast, based in Pittsburgh, sells radio wave transmitters and receivers that use radio waves to power wireless sensors and other devices. The low energy usage of such devices has opened these possibilities. (NY Times July 18, 2010)

Latest / OS: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Battery Reconditioning and Recycling > OS:Lead Acid Battery Reconditioning with Replacement Electrolytes - A group of back yard experimenters are looking a ways to rejuvenate used sulfur lead acid batteries by replacing the electrolyte with pickling alum, as well as magnesium sulfate (epsom salts), and even copper sulfate. It is thought that the new electrolyte reverses the sulfation build up on the plates of the battery. (PESWiki Aug. 2, 2010)

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Directory:Newsletters > Directory:Future Energy eNews > Directory:Flight / Directory:Batteries / Directory:Zero Point Energy / Current events > Future Energy eNews: July 2010 - Directory:Thomas Valone's headlines this month include: 1) New Proton Measurement Throws Physics a Curve 2) Molten Metal Batteries Yield 20 times More Current 3) The Flying Prius 4) Clean Energy 101 5) COFE4 - SPESIF Call for Papers -- a great opportunity for inventors who would like a chance to put their invention on paper in a peer-reviewed publication.
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Carbon Nanotube Batteries Pack More Punch - Carbon nanotubes are attractive materials for battery-making because of their high surface area, which can accept more positive ions and potentially last longer than conventional batteries. Instead of this design, researchers at MIT have introduced something new — using chemically modified carbon nanotubes as the positive ion source themselves. (Science June 20, 2010)
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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:ArcticTek:Chris Hunter (Alaska Star)'s Axial Flux Motor > Power Trip: A look at inventor Chris Hunter - Local coverage reviews the several amazing pursuits under way by this eccentric Alaskan inventor, including ways to extend the life of batteries, creating better motors for his electric vehicle conversion project, and ways to draw heat and power from ambient air. (Frintiersman June 19, 2010)
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Directory:BioElectricity > Potato Power - Yissum Introduces Potato Batteries for Use in the Developing World - Researchers at the Hebrew University discovered that the enhanced salt bridge capability of treated potato tubers can generate electricity through means readily available in the developing world. This cheap, easy to use green power source could substantially improve the quality of life of 1.6 billion people, currently lacking access to electrical infrastructure. (Business Wire June 17, 2010)
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Directory:Batteries / Directory:Magnets > Directory:Magnets > $1 Trillion Afghan Mineral Deposits Will Affect Green Technologies - It turns out that there's more than the opium trade and Caspian oil line to protect in Afghanistan. The New York Times reported that the country has $1 trillion in untouched mineral deposits, including an abundance of rare earth elements utilized in many green technologies and lithium, which is the key ingredient in batteries for computers and electric vehicles. (PrisonPlanet June 14, 2010) (Also Inhabitat)
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Directory:Human-Powered / Directory:Health > Power from Glucose for Medical Devices - Scientists in France have implanted the first functional glucose biofuel cell in a living animal. Unlike batteries that supply power to implants, a power-generating device may not have to be surgically removed and replaced, because glucose is a potentially limitless source of energy. The device uses enzymes to harvest energy from glucose and oxygen found naturally in the body. (MIT Technology Review May 18, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Planar Energy Displays Breakthrough Battery Technology, Fully Tested By UCF Researchers - A breakthrough by Planar Energy in Florida involves using a new generation solid state electrolyte within a lithium ion battery rather than the typical liquid electrolytes found in use today. This technology could lead to reduced costs and better performance for large format lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries. (AllCarsElectric March 3, 2010)
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Directory:Human-Powered / Directory:Health > Power from Glucose for Medical Devices - Scientists in France have implanted the first functional glucose biofuel cell in a living animal. Unlike batteries that supply power to implants, a power-generating device may not have to be surgically removed and replaced, because glucose is a potentially limitless source of energy. The device uses enzymes to harvest energy from glucose and oxygen found naturally in the body. (MIT Technology Review May 18, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Storage > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries / Directory:Refrigeration > Directory:Isentropic Gravel Batteries for Renewable Grid Storage - Using two large tanks of gravel, argon gas, and a special heat pump design, the British company, Isentropic, uses the temperature difference between the tanks as an inexpensive energy storage and retrieval mechansim. Applicactions also include heating/cooling as well as solar generation. (PESWiki Apr. 28, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium > Directory:Lithium > Lithium-air batteries offer three times the energy density - Lithium-air batteries have the potential of providing energy densities up to three times that of the conventional lithium-ion batteries found in just about every portable consumer electronics device and electric vehicles. Researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough that could help make the commercial development of lightweight rechargeable batteries a reality. (GizMag Apr. 5, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium EcoloCap claims its battery technology more than 98% efficient - The Nano Lithium X Battery by EcoloCap offers over 98 percent efficiency and has "the world’s highest energy density output per mass". The battery was also found to have the "fastest recharge time of any comparable commercial battery" together with the "lowest cost per energy output". (GizMag March 24, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Water > Directory:Desalination > Battery-power desalination offers hope to parched areas - A new approach to stripping salt from seawater, called ion concentration polarization, being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea could lead to small, portable units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries. As an added bonus, the desalination system would also remove many contaminants, viruses and bacteria at the same time. (PhysOrg March 21, 2010)
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Directory:Plastic and Energy / Directory:Batteries > The battery's dead: Scientists invent wafer-thin plastic that can store electricity - British scientists say they have created a plastic that can store and release electricity, revolutionising the way we use phones, drive cars - and even wear clothes. The technology could also lead to flexible computer screens that can be folded up and carried around like a piece of paper. (DailyMail Feb. 6, 2010)
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Latest / Current events: Directory:Radiant Energy > Directory:Electromagnetic > PowerPedia:John Bedini > Tesla Switch Solar Charger to debut at Bedini conference - The April 10 event in northern Idaho will feature a new Tesla switch that enables the batteries in a solar array to last much longer, while also enabling more energy to be drawn from the solar panel system. The Directory:Renaissance Charge Device by Energenx and 10-coil Energizer kits will also be demonstrated. (PESN Feb. 11, 2010) (''Comments)
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic > PowerPedia:John Bedini > Bedini 10-coil energizer kits now available - Tony Craddock has posted a new infomercial video about the 10-coil energizer kit being manufactured by Rick Friedrich. Their purpose is to educate about Tesla's radiant energy technology, especially pertaining to its desirable effect on batteries, to rejuvenate them and charge them with much less input electricity required. (PESN Feb. 9, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries (Video) - Researchers at the Imperial College in London are developing a new material that can store and release electrical energy like a battery. Once perfected, scientists hope the substance will replace standard car bodies, making vehicles up to 15 percent lighter and significantly extending the range of electric vehicles. (Inhabitat Feb. 8, 2010) (Also Engadget)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Applications > SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids - Solar Ear, a Brazilian company, creates low-cost hearing aids that get their juice from solar-powered batteries, seriously cut back on battery waste, while being more affordable than traditional hearing aids. Two AA batteries are recharged by solar power and the AA batteries recharge the hearing aid batteries. (Inhabitat Jan. 6, 2009)


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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > - Panasonic has announced plans to create 'home batteries.' They are lithium-ion batteries large enough to power a house for a week, making energy sources such as solar and wind power more feasible. Also, you can buy energy when it is cheapest, and don't need to worry about power outages anymore. (Nexus404 Dec. 24, 2009)
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Directory:Batteries > A Quantum Leap in Battery Design - A "digital quantum battery" concept proposed by a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could provide a dramatic boost in energy storage capacity over lithium ion batteries by several orders of magnitude. The concept calls for billions of nanoscale capacitors. (MIT Technology Review December 21, 2009) ('PhysOrg'')

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Batteries Made from Regular Paper - A group of Stanford University researchers have shown that ordinary paper can be turned into a battery electrode simply by dipping it into carbon-nanotube inks. The resulting electrodes, which are strong, flexible, and highly conductive, might be used to make cheap energy storage devices to power portable electronics. (MIT Technology Review Dec. 9, 2009)

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